Accra (Gha), Jan 17: No Indian was killed in the terrorist attack on Hotel Splendid in Ougadougou, the Burki Faso capital in West Africa but two Indians, who were in the hotel at that time, were evacuated, the Indian Consul, Deepak Ramchandani told IANS on Saturday. A terrorist group linked to Al Qaeda on Friday night attacked the Splendid Hotel and killed about 23 people from over 18 countries. “No Indian died in the attack but there were two Indian tiols in the hotel at the time of the attack but they were evacuated later,” Ramchandani said in a telephone conversation.
According to figures by the Indian High Commission in Accra, which has oversight responsibility over Burki Faso, there are about 200-300 Indians living in Burki Faso engaged in manufacturing, trading, and hospitality business. There are also a few engaged in the production of cotton and Agold.
Marcel Kabore, a local trader in Ougadougou told IANS that, calm has returned to the city after local forces killed some of the terrorist who had attacked the hotel on Saturday and freed more than 126 people who had been held hostage. (IANS)